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protests are raging in egypt one person dead and dozens injured as supporters and opponents of the president's clash this amid furious calls for the home and morsi to step down from office. europe is outraged at the united states with a key trade pact potentially under threat fresh leaks from the n.s.a. whistleblower snowden show america has been bugging tapping and cyber monitoring. meanwhile snowden is still stranded at a moscow airport without court or pointing to russia to decide his fate while the kremlin says the n.s.a. leaker's case is not on its agenda.
thanks for joining me this evening i'm lucy confident when he watching our weekly program here on our team well first to egypt the country has been boiling over with anger over president mohamed morsy reports say that a protester has been killed south of cairo and dozens were injured across the country with the army estimating that millions have taken to the streets across egypt now demonstrators have tried to storm the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo and the police reportedly fired back in response to opposition activists are demanding the resignation of the islamist leader or to his bill true has the details. not reform so potential violence in the capital we can choose between the use of producing and supporting the president we just talked to that are pretty . asked to was killed sound the fire you can find has been targeted are bound to
muslim brotherhood headquarters which become a warming trend here in egypt this is what everyone seems to find and so would estimate also singing seems increasingly omfg i'm bringing these weapons to protest the defense minister said he didn't want to get to build the politics but he will be forced to know secure the country if the situation gets any worse hundreds of thousands of people have gathered so against president mohamed morsi on the first you know this you face was something right here in my country square is a power which means to me what they're saying is that a president mohamed morsi is not fit to govern the country anymore that he needs to step down and of this is a make or break moment across roots campaign over nice these things to protest the school to model the level where they have actually practiced twenty two million signatures calling for the president's house to play os political parties believe that the fun is inside sometimes as you can see behind me there's
a sea of the chips inside and people holding red cards resembling those you find in a couple much the symbol they say the president must mean the egyptian president for his part i said he's open to dialogue i mean honestly the opposition forces thank you both so much for justice to be peaceful name all this a few kilometers away from the islamists staging a demonstration in a nearby mosque they say the president was democratically elected i think he should stay you know you need to wait and he should leave office he threw the bottle folks but they say that one year was not a moment off to fix all the problems was in the barak regime however people here are very very determined they will not leave the base and to put it into the president steps down to what would be saying is a divided egypt a one sided supporters of the president and on the other side those who are against him was really people going to go to see this and any time soon. middle east reporter hugh miles who is in cairo right now says that egypt may be heading
towards another revolt. where all of my used by the ball is the crowd. which is i think the biggest yet throughout this long leash we are going to so this is the almost pressure on the muslim brotherhood to stand out which he said he is going to happen in doing so i will see how many he will stay in this. and whether the people of protests push the system like they did on the mubarak in which case in a matter of weeks we might see morsi has no other choice but the footstep sounds completely on show territory and the fact is there is not much more time to sit to president morsi he didn't win the election on the rule and muslim brotherhood is one of the only because that is stations in this country. he did stand and it will be very unclear who would run the country presumably the all me in
a short time at least they've been running the country so much time since the revolution in two thousand and eleven and they want you to ride which raises the question is egypt beyond governance can anyone fish full of problems in this country. well we here at r t don't just deliver the news we want to hear from you and to have you vote on how you think the situation in egypt will develop now some of you have already gone on our website to cast that ballot for let's take a look at the breakdown at the results now as you can see right here forty four percent of this is the largest percentage of you believe that president mohamed morsi will actually align with the military to suppress the protests as a dictator now twenty nine percent of you in the purple right here believe that the government could in fact collapse that a political catastrophe could ensue from all of this now in the orange here twenty one percent of you believe that perhaps
a military coup could in fact bring stability to the country while a much smaller fraction the six percent right here believe that morsi could step down so it's not too late to vote you can head over to r.t. dot com have your say and we will read the results on air and keep them updated for you what happens to the arab spring dream. first freely elected president any change here poverty economic failure and violence remain egypt's attempt to escape chaos leave where we are. egypt a year retail. well the n.s.a. spy scandal continues to grow fueled by fresh exposures from edward snowden revelations of the european union offices being the target of u.s. snooping has set off alarm bells across the block with leaders demanding an explanation from washington well we have for example germany's minister she has
slammed the united states for its quote cold war tactics as you can see there indicating that a trade pact with the u.s. could now be in jeopardy meanwhile the head of the e.u. parliament described this as a huge scandal although he also said that more information was needed from washington now the belgian prime minister called for an immediate stop to the n.s.a. surveillance. program meanwhile in looks from burke the foreign minister says there said that the united states should watch its own spies rather than snooping on its allies his french counterpart meanwhile said that paris once the media ads are from washington about this whole fiasco. what's the the the documents that says that they received through edward snowden we're able to see part of says is that the national security agency were well spying on the e.u. just about everywhere they could that they were tapping phones they were hacking computer networks at the un in washington d.c.
also that they were booking premises in brussels and carrying out the same type of . phone tapping and computer hacking there is well germany came out is one of the the countries that was most spied on as part of this prism operation by the n.s.a. something that raised a few eyebrows and certainly posed a few questions when chancellor angela merkel met with president barack obama a little while ago now what we're also seeing is that it's the same type of thing as this came out regarding the the booking of then president dmitri medvedev so it seems that no matter who you were wherever you were you were subject to why it taps and computer hacking and having your premises bugged by the n.s.a. now one interesting part of this article says that it quotes saying that the e.u.
were a target a definite target for this type of surveillance and also says that five years ago the e.u. itself. looked into phone calls that had been made to them had traced phone calls apparently back to a n.s.a. office that was based inside the nato compound in brussels so they certainly had suspected that they were under surveillance but it's a very different thing suspecting that somebody is watching you then finding out through these type of leaked documents that they certainly were watching you and just how closely they're watching you indeed. well derm germany appears to be washington's main target in the e.u. and according to the latest reports to an even larger extent than previously believed now around a half a billion phone calls emails text messages and chat transcripts are believed to be monitored by the n.s.a. on a daily level now earlier i spoke to intelligence expert dr coty who about the snooping
scandal pardon me and he told me that he believes it's all about the money. why between friends between allies it's not absolutely new we have the group off into some incident two cells and one from the european parliament that we've we'll go over and it came up it was to be discussed but then came september eleventh two thousand and one and that was that year which you from that moment on the intelligence service that we need that we need to spying on allies this is just to protect you against terrorism you just mentioned terrorism but i mean these aren't these kind of koreans can cooperate openly on terrorism they don't have to spy for terrorist purposes exactly you're absolutely right but so this is spying for economical reasons mainly it is economical espionage but it's the might seem to steal national secrets from companies to to destroy jobs and to import jobs to
their own countries so what the americans like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany in countries like france that is the reality of what we do with the public is just to say blow it is the chinese to spy for economical reasons because the russians it is south korea or whatever it realty of the biggest enemy are busy choose the united states is the united kingdom so it's elyse it's fine because. of course the latest leak comes on the heels of revelations about the so-called prison program that washington has used it to collect massive amounts of data from all across the world which it says was used in order to foil terror plots as well as to improve national security meanwhile are going to lose go says that the real terrorists could be out of reach from that snooping software. and there's suppose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google facebook and so on but most of
those who look forward to the hottest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called underwear none of these resources in that realm are actually indexed by the major search engines in fact google how that one point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered by prism according to dutch intelligence service but sensual terrorists go to these core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be the brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the web site existence is no secret for some reason u.s.
security services failed to track down the brothers activity even after a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's emails well if you're outside of the united states how do you know if your online data is going to be gathered and closely examined by this prison program well one way is to log on to our t dot com and you can find out how the u.s. agency decides when to use a digital magnifying glass and broad. meanwhile president says that snowden's fate is out of his hands and the whistleblower's next move could depend on what russia does now the u.s. vice president joe biden had urged ecuador not to grant asylum to snowden but they can't do it yet anyway because snowden is not on ecuadorian territory moscow though insists that what they pardon me won't be discussing what to do with the thirty year old any time soon before a look back at the whistleblowers journey that thus far artes to say. bunnings and
snowden twenty nine years old as soon as edward snowden revealed himself as the whistleblower woman he set off a catch me if you can hunt by the u.s. government want to get him caught and away is he now guessing game for the media after a tip off that snowden was on board a flight from hong kong to moscow the media started speculating as to his next move edward snowden flew from hong kong to moscow say that he will be able to have on a flight the situation descended into a fog when a crowd of journalists boarded the flight from moscow to havana only to find that the whistle blower was not on board a presumed to be stuck in an airport transit say so we took off without it so we committed to a twelve hour plus flight that was essentially a waste of time the global public city had turned one of america's always wanted men into hero for some of the others traitor i think he has.
committed crimes in fact by. agreements given the position he had. several countries have been tangled up in this case a with a veiled threats from washington and beg and forth rhetoric we've registered our strong objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and we know that such behavior is the detrimental to us hong kong and us china bilateral relations. as for the possibility of extradition we do not have any such treaty signed with the united states but for ecuador a potential asylum destination because snowden things have moved beyond mere rhetoric that countries moved to scrap a trade agreement with the us risking economic losses was standing its ground in the face of america's pressure added his government is also said to be divided the safe passage document dated twenty second of june obtained by weekly leaks was snowden from the ecuadorian embassy in london was not authorized meanwhile the
mystery can. news as to snowden is the next move he's now awaiting president korea to make a decision on the asylum application with added pressure from the u.s. also in him not to want to go in president also said that the media attention surrounding snowden has actually diverted from the real story that the n.s.a. surveillance documents but by snowden's own admission this was never going to be a story with a fairy tale ending you can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk to bung would say moscow. more stories ahead for you at this hour including a cool welcome in south africa and we've been following president obama's africa trip that's been overshadowed by a few angry protests stay with us for. they
were ready to do anything for their country to me to try out it is to love the country more than yourself if you join the military for any other reason that you're probably not going to have a good day they were in the hands of the state now they live remembering the past which is impossible to get rid of. the war. but however good people get hurt. and i've heard good people. silent. a lot. but would prefer not to be sometimes i feel like.
i am. i should have died over. there is cheaper than therapy. on our. welcome back on lucy catherine of well president obama has pledged seven billion dollars in order to fix the frequent power blackouts that are common in the sub-saharan africa the big promise comes as the u.s. leader tours the african constant this in order to boost ties however obama's trip has been tainted by protests in south africa there riot police had fired stun grenades to disperse angry crowds near drill this was ahead of his saturday visit to the city on that same day hundreds had been gathering for demonstrations against
u.s. foreign policies in other cities across the country protesters have shown frustration with what they called unfulfilled promises as american aid to africa had been cut while the military presence in the region has increased and me and the organizer of the no bomber protests across africa said that america's only approach to resolving conflict he believes is more violence. related speech may be a friend as long as you don't hold up contributing to fictionalise would then be increasing the debt mean she chose instead to continue for as i'm concerned sort of government is supposed to be opposed to that and so it doesn't assist in terms of the very deep choices that must conclude that african countries must be able to be independent in the war on terror if he has to learn from those in the way he knows that conflict in the world has to follow through a negotiated truce this is the biggest lesson of the country's interest obama and his administration and many
a few successes of the rest of them have approached confusing. and the case in point. the no bombing campaign in. progressive organizations is opposed to precisely the ways in which the united states thinks of. this military presence has to do with precisely. of course we're not only on air but online for you as well so let's take a look at just some of the stories we have cooking for you on our web site. once a country of traditional values the united kingdom is now breaking this stereotype by allowing a husband and wife to officially trade places head over to r.t. dot com to clear up the change in gender roles. and another click away online a sarcastic comment or a terror plot violent threats over a computer game could land this teenager in jail for eight years this even though he did say that he was just joking well for more on the story head over to our web
site again that's our t.v. dot com. this week british prime minister david cameron had visited kabul in afghanistan as well as the capital of a neighboring pakistan as lama bod now this follows a recent policy shift towards the taliban in afghanistan in terms of negotiations now the afghan president hamid karzai has said that the negotiation process is to go ahead this despite a brazen taliban attack on the presidential palace that took place earlier this week of course washington is readying for a troop drawdown despite ongoing instability in the country will r.t. spoke to one man who's had personal experience in dealing with the talabani author and journalist jerry van dyke was kidnapped by the insurgency group held captive for forty eight days this while on a reporting trip to afghanistan back in two thousand and eight now he believes that the taliban will not compromise originally we went into afghanistan solely to do
to dismantle to destroy if you will the television government and to destroy the. this war has morphed into has evolved into a war against the taliban the taliban as the military will tell you are on the ascendancy they are not losing they're willing to they're willing to continue to go forward the old announced proclaiming to the world that they are a sovereign nation by calling themselves islamic emirate of afghanistan that they will not negotiate as long as any troops are left any foreign troops are left in afghanistan so how do you say you're going to win if you're going to leave and you haven't won the war so you have two governments you know the government of afghanistan and in the eyes of the world this is a separate government of the taliban the president of afghanistan and the people you know what this. and coming on the heels of the british prime minister's visit to islam a lot of violence had flared up in pakistan at least forty six people killed in two
separate suicide attacks on sunday twenty four of them died after a blast went off in a city of quite a bit now an earlier bombing in the northwestern city of peshawar targeted a convoy of security forces but most of the victims were civilians in fact at least four children were reportedly killed. to saudi arabia now were seven cyber activists have been sentenced to between five and time years in prison now they were arrested a year and a half ago for allegedly urging protests via social media websites although some of them didn't actually personally participate in the revolt now some of these defendants claimed they were even tortured forced to sign false confessions while in pretrial custody. this week saw the first piece of russia's revenge navy taking to the seas the stern of a mistrial class helicopter carrier built in russia's st petersburg shipyard is now
awaiting its trip to france where the whole vessel will be fully assembled war teams we're going to finish now wasn't the model story stone launch and has a story. you know. her. love to go find the ground according to the deal signed two years ago this shipyard in st petersburg will play a vital role in the fabrication of vessels this section built here will soon had to france for completion before making the return journey to enter the service in russia's navy although there's no champagne available to celebrate here today because a bottle of it was just smashed on the new ship or rather on this section of a new ship it's still a big day for a big ship as law on the mistral class warships have enough capacity to carry sixteen helicopters up to forty tanks or armored vehicles and around six hundred
troops and a range of around forty thousand kilometers the equivalent of a single trip around the entire globe and what's even maybe more important it is a multipurpose vessel if. this ship is like a swiss knife it can be used both for military and civilian purposes it's a hospital it's a command point it's an assault ship and it's a headquarters it would be great for each of our four sleeps to have the ship however the purchase of the two ships is not without its critics some of russia's own ship builders complain that frons got a huge order to sort of the mastic shipyards they also say the deal has more political than economic benefits it's just recently emerged that the two mistrial quasi warships will not be able to operate in russia's bison winters without special lubricants that means more expense for the navy and dependence on a foreign supply chain others argue it's a win win situation for both countries france gets an order worth over a billion euro which will keep many of its shipbuilders in business more important
now than ever because of the ongoing eurozone debt crisis while russia gets a warship that will consider. boost its military capacity and also gains access to a very latest naval technology the first ship is expected to join russia's navy by the end of next year with another want to follow and as to whether they swandale will lead to close the toys with perry's mosco will simply have to wait to see which way the wind blows your international team st petersburg. well they have survived the conflicts in places like iraq and afghanistan but they frequently take their own lives one state return home team continues its look at the alarming suicide rate of u.s. army veterans coming up in just a few minutes. south
carolina is playing around with the idea of using shame plates which are license plates that can display special messages the department of motor vehicles would have complete access to all these plates and be able to display text on them like suspended uninsured amber alert or stolen you know i actually don't mind the idea of using shame as a punishment i guess it could be a real deterrent to have drunken loser written over the license plate of someone who drinks and drives in fact drug driving plates have been in place in some states for a while but the problem is that more often than not shame penalties aren't v. punishment for a crime but just a bonus one in my native ohio you can go to jail for three to thirty days and have your license suspended for one or three years for driving which is a brutal punishment in a culture where everyone drives to work you see people are already punished for drunk driving and in america when you pay your debt to society i.e.
you get out of jail you're supposed to have a clean slate but the bonus license plate suspension and possible. punishment plates make this a triple sentence ignoring the fact that the government will be able to practically display words on your person like a brand on cattle is bad enough but multiple punishments for the same crime scene like a bit of a she thing the me but that's just my opinion. the feel .
oh oh oh it's all about you come back and do this all night. it's fine it's fine once lead you to. i were going to pass the magical cup. and i'm not actually going to afghanistan here in june i got i got that very much time to have fun. that's why we try to do it they want to go drag and i think if you've been deployed before yes man tire is pretty good nothing bad happened when you lose anybody so it was a good good time hopefully this year is the same day things are starting to calm down here not so much ok it's day no but i'm caught and i know exactly every thing is now so got some work to be done but i have to make. so that's what i get paid
a minute or two of each other. there's a gun fight and there's a huge gun battle taking place in the courtyard between all the buildings where there's kids and there's people and of course you know lots and lots of folks lived there and it was still in the middle of a. like almost lunchtime. when we found him. he was obviously taking a lot of medication and he had been had a little bit of alcohol. this guy had come back from iraq. he had an assault rifle. and he said that he just he just needed to hear he was he was stressed and ordered to relax he just needed to hear the sound of gunfire. like first or kicking down doors and going to house to house. sounds fun. kick down a door in the room scared and i was kind of exciting definitely.
those those problems or nothing and. some people come back from four or five deployments they're just fine you know unless they're. they're hiding they're really good at it all the sudden just. you know they're in the. in the afternoon i came. in and they got his truck was in the driveway parked it in crazy and everything it's like i only went out last night or something and they come in and unlock the door and you know you've usually just locked the bottom one and. a lock it walk in through the door and it happened right here. and i walk in. you know what i see is is feet.
you know laying in the lane in the hallway and i see like little red and brown spots and stuff from my first thought is you know oh he he got drunk last night and he's passed out on four or he was moving something heavy any tripped and he hurt himself. and i come over to arm and then i see my forty five pistol laying on the floor and just you know out the side of his head and everything in just blood bled everywhere blood all over the floor blood all over the couch so i you know just kind of touched him and kicked just. like. you know like i i seen dead before but not dead people by their own hand in my house so. you know he's
a bad looking guy and he said there and smile all the time and everything in israel outgoing. thirty you know i don't know where i got some of the right kind of. you know yeah that really really all of us just don't don't have you know the exposure to actual combat like i've been through combat a couple of times but in my case also driving a truck was kind of hunkered down and pushed gas pedal so i never actually shot in war. a lot of us don't but we like to. be exposed as soon as we get basic training for the u.s. all kinds of different things to shoot and a lot of fun this is fun shooting a war is not fun yeah you have to do to stay alive you know to win the war on the
battle it's just one. person so this is your life your target is your paper so it's it's different but the shape this person. is but. it's not you know not that i thought that the targets are safe there were they thinking. the soldiers treat as i am an american soldier and a moral member of the team sure the people still dealing with. always place missions first of all maybe it's the feet moving with almost aloof fallen comrades and just one physically or mentally tough tranquil fish in the water testing rules . always maintained all my equipment and myself. a standard age deploying gauger destroy the enemies united states of america in close call but only guarding the freedom and american way of life i am an american soldier. do you know that my heart my heart their freedom it's
called the n b a gram misses this way. and also the way. i have for the song or. the shotgun and two zero three because i would rather die before i disarm i really. really really like you really. what do you like better country so much that it's the best country in the world it got to be we got it. bought by actually what's happening in the world are not the way. they were seven confirmed in two thousand and three five in two thousand and four nine in two thousand and five three in two thousand and six six in two thousand and seven fourteen in two thousand and eight and eleven in two thousand and nine and
two. thousand nine hundred for be suicides at fort hood in two thousand and ten. i guess i should say the number of suicides of soldiers assigned to fort hood because he's happened on an off post. the soldier killed himself and. temple one of the neighboring towns in a public restaurant. is you this guy was in a park and around drug town near austin next to a school i mean obviously they all have issues that they couldn't get help for they didn't seek help for. so this is the story about the soldier too was found dead at the memorial on post. where he did it yes that's the first time that someone has. taken their life or
poorly taken their life a place like that on post but this is the first time that it was. a public and very recognizable place smells very symbolic obviously some people were talking. as has been a lot of you know on the surface it seems simple it's want to feel. warm altera forced to share. all of the. strongest anywhere. because it's a volunteer all. everybody in the army wants to join the army. or at least doesn't have any other options. there is a huge amount of soldiers coming going here at all times. it is the biggest base. it's also a main deployment base. they train here for
a couple of months. and then they be placed on here. and we have soldiers here that have gone five six seven eight times it's crazy. home of the free because of the. brave sometimes our society forgets that. it's still i think i can. find a cause worth fighting. to feel on and then. be . a man when what is your first thing i thought of something and the live. before one zero zero zero four forty if that were not for the hour a day or the. other the south on the blue and red on the floor he's moving
a little bit for me. because if it. was. on one of the move to move it around on. a busy day for a bunker at. the end create a. very light everywhere yes ma'am. yes and not fall on me on the run over and we didn't know we're gonna go back inside the building and hand out the gun on the floor. and remind down around the bugs on monday night do the laundry on the on the way of the. car.
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i left the hospital and everything and started to come back home. for some reason i just had to go. and when i walked in the restaurant there was a young girl there. and address asked the girl i said hi and i said i need to know did i got a soldier. commits suicide here and she goes well i can't say anything. just looked at her and i said the mother of this soldier and i wanted to thank you for what aid did but he didn't. and she started crying. i'm so sorry i hope you and the favorite in god can forgive me for he said that's but that was
it. and he has sent that to me at five forty three on the sixth and they said it ten minutes after six is when is. he wanted to follow family traditions. and there's military pretty much all know for the whole both sides of the family for the man army and air force and he said he wanted something to challenge him and make him a man. after basic turn and was changed a lot i could tell that he really grew up the second tour is when he came back a mess he was having nightmares really bad he said he would see things and he would he would think about it a lot. of that time they didn't really know that this was going on with us because he didn't tell. because he had been talking to some.